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Dr. Herb Leon Hood, 83, of Albany, Ga., passed away Sept. 7, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Sept. 10, at United Methodist Church of Albany. The Revs. Thad Haywood, Jeff Hood and Junior Peoples officiated the memorial service.
Herb was born May 13, 1934, in Anderson, Indiana, to Arthur and Ida (Pettit) Hood. He was a graduate of Anderson High School, where he played football, baseball, ran track and was a basketball star. He was a graduate of Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. He did an internship at Phoebhe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, and completed his residencey at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a founder and partner of the Anesthesiology Associates. He worked with this medical group for 40 years before retiring.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a physician during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967.
He was a member of the Catholic faith and St. Teresa's Catholic Church. He was active in many different organizations for several years.
He loved his family and looked forward to their visits, especially the grandchildren.
Herb enjoyed fishing, farming, reading and hunting both raccoons and mushrooms.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Connie Shmalo; brother Ted Hood; and infant daughter, Valerie Hood.
Herb is survived by his wife, Mary Peeples Hood; sons, Hollis (Tina) Hood, Travis Hood of Albany, Georgia, Ted (Pam) Hood, North Carolina, Jeff (Peggy) Hood, Seymour, Indiana; daughters, Kim (Tony) Hobbs, Cumming, Georgia, Heather (Mike) Johnson, Leesburg, Georgia, Sheryl (Dan) Tremain, Anderson, Indiana, Laurie Melissa (Gill Nurques) Hood, Melanie Hood, Albany, Georgia; sister, Wanda (Jim) Ice, Anderson, Indiana, Joe Shmalo, Highland, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Published on October 27, 2017
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